Before the generation of besties, BFFs and Gen Z happened, the world was a simpler place. Best friends were less of backstabbers and more of confidantes who went out of their ways and played a major role in their friend’s love stories. And with Valentine’s Day just round the corner, here are our top 5 picks where friends became life savers.
Let’s begin with Dil Chahta Hain, one of the iconic movies of our generation. The trio of Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna have given us major friendship goals. There’s was an envious camaraderie which have made us realize that friendship is one such bond which does not perish with time. And of course, when Aamir Khan decides to make an appearance on the eve of Preity Zinta’s wedding who else gives the shoulder of support than the loyal Saif Ali Khan?
Another bromance which appeared much later, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara made friendship look extremely suave. This travelogue looked straight out of a fascinating calendar with exotic places on glossy pages, and to add to the oomph, we had one Greek God, an intelligent actor and a quirky actor. But of course, there is a glamorous doll Laila aka Katrina Kaif and who can resist her charm? Apparently, both Imran aka Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik Roshan fall for the same girl. But Imran graciously leaves the battleground making Hrithik and Katrina a sizzling pair.
To begin with ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karoge’ had two hunks falling for one girl. Salman and Akshay vie for Priyanka Chopra with Salman facing a series of embarrassing incidents which distance him from Priyanka. And to add to the humiliation, Akshay gives him a tough time with all his doings. But as the movie comes to an end, we come to know that Akshay is Salman’s best friend and he has hatched a perfect plot to bring the two together.
Dogs are man’s best friend says who? Of course, we have ample evidence in the form of Hindi movies, but one that stands out has to be Hum Apke Hain Koun! Tuffy, the beloved dog had been instrumental in bringing Salman and Madhuri together. If it was not for the dog, we would have seen Madhuri getting married to her brother-in-law Mohnish Behl leaving a distraught and heart-broken Prem.
Apart from the fact that 3 Idiots was an eye-opener on our education system, this movie talked about friendship and loyalty. And two loyal ‘idiots’ did everything to get Kareena hitched to the right person. And for that, they travelled afar to Ladakh where they found their long-lost friend and Priya aka Kareena found her long-lost love in the form of Phunsukh Wangru.
Whoever said that friends can do everything for each other must have watched these movies where friends literally ‘do everything’ to make the love stories of their picture-perfect.